HEMET, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge has agreed to reopen a lawsuit filed by two men who were arrested while preaching at a Riverside County DMV office.
Brett Coronado and Mark Mackey, formerly of Calvary Chapel in Hemet, had sued a Highway Patrol officer who arrested them in 2011 as they read Bible verses outside the local DMV office.
The pair claimed the arrests violated their constitutional rights.
They were charged with demonstrating on state grounds without a permit and the lawsuit was put on hold until the case was concluded.
A Riverside judge acquitted them of the misdemeanor in August.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/KccPUo) says last week, a federal judge in Los Angeles agreed to reopen the lawsuit.
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com
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